[ Security for Web Developers ] :: 04: Risk Factors

Internet Security Threats

This is post 4 of 16 in the series “Security for Web Developers” Your site will be tested if: It holds anything of value, It attracts lots of attention (sorry) or It’s controversial in any way. The software you’ve written (your own code) critically depends on your knowledge of things like “sanitizing” the data input …

[ Security for Web Developers ] :: 03: What Makes Your Website Insecure?

Web security network

This is post 3 of 16 in the series “Security for Web Developers” Your relative security is: Lower if your site uses WordPress, Lower if your site involves any controversial topic, Lower if you store credit card or identity information, Lower if your site has a login form, Lower if your servers, applications and code …

[ Security for Web Developers ] :: 02: What Determines Your Website’s Security?

Security Padlock

This is post 2 of 16 in the series “Security for Web Developers” Relatively speaking, your security is: Higher if you hold little or no financial information, or have few network resources, Higher if your server is vigorously patched and correctly configured, Higher if your code is built to high standards and Higher if the …

Hacking Tips from the Article, “How To Not Get Hacked, According To Expert Hackers”

Backlit keyboard

TV personality Kevin Roose asked for it, and he got it. He wanted to research how people get hacked, so he decided to invite some prominent hackers to hack him. And hack him they did, cracking into everything from his webcam (pictures every two minutes) to all his online accounts (including banks). Personally, I wouldn’t …